So how is school? Well, it’s the first day of class, and here’s how it started.
6:00 – Alarm #1. What is happening?
6:05 – Alarm #1.1. I must have hit snooze? Why am I waking up to birds chirping? This is weird.
6:10 – Alarm #2. Bells. Huh? Oh, right. New phone, new ringtones, still the same Dismiss button.
6:20 – Alarm #3. My poor roommates. I forgot to tell them this. Hope they don’t hear. Or mind. Snooze.
6:25 – Alarm #3.1. Five more minutes? Snooze. Or was it Dismiss?
6:30 – Alarm #4. Oh, now or never. Dismiss. But I’m up.
6:50 – I will be late, or maybe not. “Wonderwall” by Hurts takes me halfway to PT.
7:30 – PT is done and I am back and starving and leaving before having breakfast is as terrible an idea as I thought it would be. The first and only time I will leave my room before sustenance.
7:40 – Stuff my face, stuff my backpack, do dishes, make a list – these all happen somewhere in here.
7:50 – Makeup is overrated. Today is a Husker shirt day. What do I need? What am I supposed to be doing? What is today?
8:10 – Monday morning and Joe’s is open. Two old floormates to greet, one kid in a suit to run into, my full name is written on a coffee cup (that hasn’t happened in a while), and the new counter at Joe’s is exactly where the broken-hearted dudes sit at a bar. The kid in the suit agrees. He takes a seat.
8:20 – where am I going? I’ve turned into one of those kids who walks and is on their phone and will probably run into a pole, but Hallelujah, I have a phone that works and it doesn’t take me 15 minutes to log in and look up my classroom.
8:25 – in my first classroom, not lost, an acquaintance next to me, and the perfect seat.
I could continue, but you get the point. Basically, every minute is full and I feel like I’m hitting Snooze to give myself five more minutes until the next thing. But I’m not adding time to my day, I’m just pretending to.
Welcome back to Moody. Maybe I’ll write to you in class next time, since sitting in a classroom is the only time I have to catch my breath so far.
Maybe missing you,